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Evens Prize for Media Education 2009

Evens Prize for Media Education 2009
The Evens Prize for Media Education 2009 was presented on 22nd October 2009 in Bellaria, Italy, at EuroMeduc's second European congress on media literacy. With this prize, the Evens Foundation sought to highlight the importance of media education and to support the development of new sustainable projects in this field in Europe, aimed at children aged four to 12.

A jury of independent experts gave awards to the following entries:

  • The British Film Institute (BFI) proposal – an excellent tool for teachers to address media education, to raise critical awareness and to promote intercultural and language education. With this prize the jury intended to reward the BFI for its long experience in and commitment to the field of media education, and specifically for promoting media literacy.
  • The University of Minho proposal – because it seeks to directly target parents and because the Minho team has played a pioneering role in the development of media education in Portugal.

The following proposals made it to the shortlist and received an honorable mention: Apte (France – Poitiers) with the proposal Parents-Children Media, Jekino (Belgium – Brussels) with the proposal Breed Beeld, Ambrosia’s Tafel (Belgium – Ghent) with the proposal De Wereld van de Blik and Grupo Comunicar (Spain – Andalucia) with the proposal Para Verte Mejor (To See you Better).

In awarding the two proposals, the jury emphasized the important role that both teachers and parents play in the field of media education.

At the bottom of the page you can download the full report and more info on the laureates.

The prize was under the patronage of European Commissioner for Information, Society and Media, Viviane Reding.